Ceremonies to Celebrate Mt. Hood Community College Graduates

Posted June 2, 2011

Larry Collins-Morgan has had quite a year – from meeting the governor, to shaking President Barack Obama’s hand, to being invited (twice, actually) to participate in political conferences in Washington, D.C.

As Associated Student Government (ASG) president at Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC), this high-achieving 20-year-old has another “first” to add to his ever-expanding resume: commencement speaker.

At MHCC’s forty-fourth commencement ceremony on June 11, Collins-Morgan will help 500 of his classmates celebrate a remarkable achievement: college completion. Some graduates, such as Collins-Morgan, plan to go on to earn advanced degrees at four-year colleges and universities. Others will take their education and specialized training and enter the workforce in such diverse fields as automotive technology, business management, nursing and natural resources. 

All will mark their achievement at a commencement ceremony beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 11, at the Earl L. Klapstein Track and Field Stadium, located on NE 17th Drive, off 257th Drive / Kane Road.  Stadium gates will open at 8:45 a.m.

General Education Development 

MHCC’s General Education Development / Adult High School (GED / AHSD) graduation ceremony will take place at 7 p.m., on Friday, June 10, at MHCC’s Earl L. Klapstein Track and Field Stadium. The gates will open at 5:45 p.m.  Approximately 150 students are expected to participate in the ceremony.

The student speaker will be William Lambert, who completed his GED recently and plans to continue his education at MHCC, then earn a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college. His message: “With the support of friends, family and mentors, you can accomplish anything you set your mind on. Take advantage of all the opportunities that are available to you. Set goals. Work hard. And, above all, be your dream.”

Seating for Commencement and GED Graduation 

Tickets are not required for either ceremony. Seating for the physically disabled and elderly guests will be provided upon request at the stadium gates. Due to limited space, no more than one individual may sit with a guest in this area. MHCC will also provide appropriate seating arrangements and an interpreter for those who are hearing impaired. Guests are welcome to bring blankets and chairs for overflow seating on the lawn.

For commencement only (June 11) there will be overflow seating on bleachers in the gymnasium where the ceremony may be viewed via television.

MHCC is a tobacco-free campus. Please leave air horns at home.


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